Whangarei Falls, Whangarei

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Marvel at the cascading water and lush native bush of Whangarei Falls. The dramatic waterfall plunges 26.3 m (86.3 ft) over basalt cliffs, creating an impressive spectacle that can be enjoyed from three viewing platforms. Two circular walking routes surround the falls, allowing you to take them in from various angles. The Whangarei Falls loop spans just 1 km (0.6 mi) and takes around 30 minutes, while the Sands Road loop stretches 4.8 km (3 mi) and should take approximately three hours. Bear in mind that both walks involve crossing a bridge with no handrail, which may make some visitors nervous. Though neither route is particularly strenuous, comfortable walking shoes are advisable. A picnic area and restrooms are located by the parking lot. Make Whangarei Falls a centerpiece of your Whangarei vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Whangarei travel planner.
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  • Nice falls for relaxing with one or two tables with benches for a picnic or relaxing. You can go there by walking from the city through the nature or the sidewalk, by bus or by car.  more »
  • Great place to visit, amazing slights right in the heart of Whangarei with a cool cafe and nursery (plant!!) right there, highly recommend  more »
  • It was so beautiful and breath-taking. Perfect for taking pictures so we can take a little of its beauty with us. A must visit, especially on a beautiful sunny day. Parking is plenty but can still be ...  more »
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  • Absolutely Stunning views. Whagarei falls are totally gorgeous. It’s a small little walk to get down to the bottom of the falls but totally worth it. The falls look amazing especially in a bright sunny day. The colours are marvellous. There a a few wooden picnic tables at the bottom if you want to grab a bite while enjoying the splendid views. Can get a bit slippery in rains. Kids would also love it but they need to be careful here.
  • Always worth a visit when ever we go this far north. Great for just a leg stretch down the waterfall loop or a larger walk to other parts of the park. Free and toilets have been upgraded.
  • A nice waterfall with several viewing and photo points. The walk down is a bit run down and can be a bit slippery during wet weather. Though it's highly recommended to stick to the footpath, you can go behind the fall by walking through the stones around the lake at the bottom of the fall. Not sure whether it's safe to swim in the lake though. There's a family of duck that live on the lake.
  • Beautiful place. Wasn't crowded when we were there on a Sunday. Space to sit down and enjoy. Lots of photo op locations.
  • Great place that could do with more parking as it was a tad hectic when we tried to find one. The falls itself is stunning, also you're reminded with pollution signs that it's unsafe to swim or touch because of contamination and pollution. Thus reminding ourselves to take care of our earth.
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